Teddy Atlas is a Hall of Fame boxing commentator and trainer. Over the course of his nearly forty-year career, Teddy has trained 18 world champion fighters including heavyweight champions Mike Tyson, Michael Moorer, and Alexander Povetkin. As a boxing analyst, Teddy has been a member ESPN’s broadcasting team covering boxing for over two decades and worked with NBC providing fight commentary for four consecutive Summer Olympic Games from 2000 through 2012. Teddy is also the Chairman of the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation, which he founded in 1997 to honor the memory of his father. The Foundation provides financial and emotional support to individuals in need and operates youth programs in Staten Island, New York.
In addition to coaching boxing world champions, Teddy has worked with numerous college athletic programs, cadets at West Point, and NFL teams including the Oakland Raiders, NY Jets, and Cleveland Browns. He has also provided coaching and delivered speeches on mindset and mental toughness to Fortune 500 companies and business leaders at corporate conferences.
Teddy's approach to developing world champion fighters focuses primarily on building mental toughness. While the Xs and Os of fighting are important, at the highest level boxers win and lose based on their mental game. Helping individuals build this mental strength is a skill that Teddy has brought outside the ring as well. As he often says, "we're all in the fighting business", whether fighting for our job, fighting for our family, or fighting to be a better person. Teddy is known as a master motivator helping not only boxers, but everyone, achieve their goals.